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April 2014 issue

Samantha shines at Coffs Harbour graduation

Samantha Joplin receives the University Medal from the Chancellor The Hon John Dowd AO QC.

Paralympian and credit union boss nominated for award

Ben Newton

Fashion and war: new book explores this unlikely relationship

Dr Denise N Rall.

Motivations behind the Mud Army investigated

Professor Robyn Keast

Research into the profiles of volunteers who made up the Mud Army following Queensland’s devastating floods and cyclones of 2011 has shown that those with previous volunteering experience were more likely to continue volunteering for longer. The research was led by Professor Jo Barraket, of Swinburne University and included Professor Robyn Keast, of Southern Cross […]

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Increasing the readiness of Indigenous students for uni

Dr Judtih Wilks, School of Education, Coffs Harbour campus.

Targeted investment by government and non-government organisations into aspirational and mentoring programs can reverse the trend of low university enrolment rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, a new report has found. The report titled ‘Can’t be what you can’t see: the transition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to higher education’, was […]

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The intersection of mining and tourism investigated by researchers

Dr Brent Moyle

Locals from the Gladstone region feel a sense of uncertainty and concern surrounding the impact of the resources sector and associated dredging on the iconic Great Barrier Reef, new research has found. The research, undertaken by Dr Brent Moyle from Southern Cross University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in collaboration with Dr Char-lee McLennan […]

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Race discrimination commissioner delivers impassioned address

Dr Tim Soutphommasane

Race discrimination commissioner Dr Tim Southphommasane delivered an impassioned occasional address at Southern Cross University’s Sydney graduation at the Wesley Conference Centre last month. In front of 135 graduates, their families and friends, and University staff including Chancellor The Hon John Dowd AO QC and Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Lee, Dr Southphommasane spoke on the […]

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Royal Commission unique experience for researcher

Liz Reimer

A lecturer with Southern Cross University’s School of Arts and Social Sciences has described her time working with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as rewarding albeit upsetting. Dr Liz Reimer took leave during Session 3 to work as a qualitative researcher in the ground-breaking Royal Commission set up by the […]

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Postcard to home: Judy Ejampi

Judy Ejampi

Judy Ejampi is enjoying life at Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus and its proximity to the beach, but the 30-year-old is adamant she will return to her native Papua New Guinea to impart some of the skills she learns studying for her Master of Business Administration. Ms Ejampi, a mother to four-year-old Nepheline, is […]

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Meet the staff: Stephan Soule

Stephan Soule with a group of high school students at the National Marine Science Centre.

What is your name? Stephan Soule, Community Outreach and Education Program Manager, National Marine Science Centre (NMSC) in Coffs Harbour. What is your job? My position is to manage all activities associated with the community outreach and schools program for the NMSC.  This primarily includes managing the NMSC’s Solitary Islands Aquarium as well as delivering […]

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